Press Kit

Contact and Booking Information:
For bookings call Paul Fecke @ 414-651-0203 or Saul Oliver @ 262-353-0995

Send all correspondence to:
Highway 414, P.O. Box 427, Elm Grove, WI 53122

Email:
info@highway414.com

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We are a Blues Infused High Energy Rock & Roll Band, featuring soaring guitar licks, gritty vocals and a Chicago style blues harp. We cover several old blues standards as well as many classic and southern rock songs the blues inspired. We also perform original songs drawing from all these genres.

Line Up:

S. Aaron Oliver - Guitar

Paul Fecke - Vocals and Harmonica

Jon P. Matelski-Bass

Eric Sorenson – Drums


Biography:

Highway 414 (four, one, four) got its start when guitarist Saul Aaron Oliver decided to realize his dream of putting a band together. Although he had only played guitar for about ten years, his tenacity and love of music allowed him to surpass most of his contemporaries. After a long and sometimes frustrating process, he found drummer Eric Sorenson, another hard working, quick study, vocalist/harmonica player Paul Fecke, who was on hiatus after finishing a tour with another band and most recently, bass player Jon Matelski, a career musician who over the years has played a variety of funk, jazz, r&b and alt rock, as well as blues and classic rock.

Over thirty years separates the oldest from the youngest member in this band. The thing we all have in common, no matter how young or old, is we were all heavily influenced by the rock music of the 60's, 70's, 80's and beyond, from the early Stones and Yardbirds to Zeppelin, Cream, Allman Bros. ZZ Top, Stevie Ray, all the way to Guns & Roses and Kid Rock. The common thread that runs through all these various artists is the influence of the blues. The blues is the foundation for most all the music we grew up with and felt inspired by, so for us it is important to stay in touch with that foundation.

What sets this band apart is that we are not trying to sound like anyone else. We play what we like, the music that makes us feel good. It doesn't matter if we're performing a cover or one of several original songs; it comes from the soul, not from the head. We do not chase the latest pop sound. We grew up in working class homes. We play working class music for working class people.

 

We typically play four-hour shows consisting of 2 twenty-minute breaks.
A typical set list would include:

Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top
Bring It On Home - Led Zep
Ramble On – Led Zep
Rockin’ Roll – Led Zep
Walk In My Shadow – Free
Toes – Zac Brown Band
Mixed Emotions – Rolling Stones
Miss You – Rolling Stones
Further On Up The Road - Clapton
Gimme Three Steps - Skynyrd
Dreams I’ll Never See – Molly Hachet
I'm Ready - Willie Dixon
Can't You See - Marshall Tucker
Stealin’ – Uriah Heap
Hog Ridin' Fool - The Unidynes
Pride & Joy - Stevie Ray
I Thank You – ZZ Top
Just Got Paid – ZZ Top
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Sorry Sunday
(Hangover Blues) -
Hwy 414

Crossroads - Cream
Cold Shot - Stevie Ray
Born Under A Bad Sign - Clapton
Before You Accuse Me - Clapton
Long Haired Country Boy – Charlie Daniels

Waiting For The Bus - ZZ Top
I Drink Alone – George Thorogood
Purple Haze - Hendrix
Voodoo Chile – Hendrix
Outside Woman Blues - Cream
One Way Out - Allman Bros.
All Fired Up - Hwy 414
All The Love I Miss Lovin’ – Otis Rush
Train Train - Blackfoot
Tore Down – Freddie King
Roadhouse Blues - Doors
Cocaine - JJ Cale
I Think It Was The Wine - Siegel Schwall
Working Man – Rush
Mr. Brownstone – Guns & Roses
Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Dylan Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
Hey Joe - Hendrix
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Dead Presidents - Little Walter
Bridge Across The Miles - Hwy 414
Messing With The Kid - Buddy Guy
Wild Thing – The Troggs
Friends In Low Places – Garth Brooks
Good Love - John Mayor


Clubs and Venues we’ve played:

Hal’s Harley-Davidson – New Berlin, WI

Stolley’s Hogg Alley – Oconomowoc, WI

On The Limiter – Cudahy, WI

Lil Downtown Lounge – West Allis, WI

Fat Boy Roadhouse – Greenfield, WI

The Bunker - Waterford, WI

The Rave - Milwaukee, WI

Rubicon Ranch - Rubicon, WI

Knucklehead Pub - Eagle, WI

R.R. Gator's - Tomahawk, WI

Smokin' Joe's - West Allis, WI

The Old School - Fenton, IL

O'Donoghue's Irish Pub - Elm Grove WI

The Frequency – Madison, WI

Rhythm ‘n Brews – Saukville, WI

Sheryl’s Club 175 – Slinger, WI

Black Bear Bar & Grill – Minocqua, WI

Hank’s Luxury Suite Lounge – Hartford, WI

Painted Parrot – West Allis, WI

Iron Horse Social Club – Savanna, IL

Baraboo/Dells Air Show – Baraboo, WI

Hot Rods and Blues Car Show – Grafton, WI

Vnuk’s Lounge – Cudahy, Wi

Intermission - Wausau, WI

Horse Rally Grounds – Sabula, IA

Mustang Shelley’s – New Berlin, WI

Laura’s Donges Bay Clubhouse – Mequon

Fudgienuckles Sports Bar & Grill – Glenbeulah, WI

Poopiy’s Pub & Grub – Savanna, IL